Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

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  • BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ


    DIRECTED BY ROBERT M. YOUNG
    AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE
    FILMHAUS PRODUCTIONS
    MOCTESUMA ESPARZA PRODUCTIONS
    EMBASSY PICTURES



    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    After he is accused of murdering a lawman in 1901 Texas,
    a Mexican-American farmer flees and manages to elude a large posse for two weeks before he is finally captured.

    Cast
    Edward James Olmos ... Gregorio Cortez
    James Gammon ... Sheriff Frank Fly
    Tom Bower ... Boone Choate
    Bruce McGill ... Reporter Blakely
    Brion James ... Captain Rogers
    Alan Vint ... Mike Trimmell
    Timothy Scott ... Sheriff Morris
    Pepe Serna ... Romaldo Cortez
    Michael McGuire ... Sheriff Glover
    William Sanderson ... Cowboy
    Barry Corbin ... B.R. Abernathy
    Jack Kehoe ... Prosecutor Pierson
    Rosanna DeSoto ... Carlota Muñoz
    Ned Beatty ... Lynch Mob Leader

    Directed
    Robert M. Young


    Writing Credits
    Américo Paredes ... (book)
    Victor Villaseñor
    Robert M. Young


    Produced
    H. Frank Dominguez ... executive producer
    Moctesuma Esparza ... producer
    Michael Hausman ... producer
    David Ochoa ... executive producer
    Edward James Olmos ... associate producer
    Richard Soto ... executive producer
    David Wisnievitz ... associate producer

    Music
    W. Michael Lewis
    Edward James Olmos ... (music composed and adapted by)

    Cinematography
    Reynaldo Villalobos


    Trivia
    Unknown


    Goofs
    Unknown


    Filming Locations
    Texas, USA
    New Mexico, USA
    Colorado, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Ballad of Gregorio Cortez was a 1982 American western directed by
    Robert M. Young and starring Edward James Olmos,James Gammon and Tom Bower



    User Review


    The Ballad of an Innocent Man
    16 July 2015 | by charlywiles (United States)

    Quote from charly

    This is a heartbreaking true story of a miscarriage of justice as well as an examination of racism and prejudice in early 1900's Texas. Edward James Olmos is outstanding in the title role and gives one of the finest performances in this underrated actor's career. The film also has a fine supporting cast of Western character actors headed by Bruce McGill as a reporter following the posse, James Gammon as a dedicated sheriff and Barry Corbin as the lawyer who takes up Cortez' case. The prison, courtroom and post-trial scenes are emotionally powerful. This is a low budget effort which probably explains the poor lighting and sometimes shaky camera work, but this largely unknown and underrated gem deserves to be discovered for its fine acting and compelling story.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England